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24 Hour Dairy Kefir

  • Author: Melanie
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 24 hours
  • Total Time: 24 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 quart 1x


This is my simple method for making dairy kefir, a probiotic milk beverage with many health benefits.




  1. Place kefir grains in a clean, wide-mouth quart-sized glass jar
  2. Pour milk over top and cover jar with plastic lid.
  3. Allow to culture for 24 hours or more, until you can see that milk has thickened and there are bubbles that have made “tracks” up the sides of the glass.
  4. Strain out kefir grains in a plastic colander over a large bowl.
  5. Store finished kefir in the fridge until consuming as a drink, in smoothies, or in other recipes.
  6. Repeat steps 1-4 with the kefir grains.


There are multiple options for purchasing good quality kefir grains. My favorite source is Fusion Teas, but you can also purchase from Cultures for HealthYemoos, or swap with others who are willing to share in this Facebook group.

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